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Thursday, October 31, 2002

Definitions for tenebrous

  1. Dark; gloomy.

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Citations for tenebrous
He found the Earl, who is eight feet tall and has the family trait of a Cyclops eye, standing stock still, dressed from head to foot in deepest black, in one of the most tenebrous groves in all his haunted domains. Peter Simple, Daily Telegraph
We are so used to the tenebrous atmosphere that can be created in indoor theatres that it's a shock to realise that this murkiest of tragedies first saw the literal light of day at the Globe theatre. Paul Taylor, Independent
Origin of tenebrous
late Middle English
1375-1425
Tenebrous derives from Latin tenebrosus, from tenebrae, "darkness."
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